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Burke 26 Jul 10 - 07:54 PM
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Subject: Origins: There are Angels Hovering Round
From: Burke
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:54 PM

I've found "There are angels hovering round" mentioned in DT, but no words or info. I first sang it as a praise tune in church in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I didn't realize it was considered folk until much later.

We sang a 4 part arrangement from the 1849 "The American Vocalist" yesterday at the D.H. Mansfield 200th birthday singing so I decided to look information up.

You can see it here in Google Books. "Husband" to the right of the title is the composer, but Mansfield must not have had more information. Tune is the tenor line.

Further searching in Google Books turned up an unattributed 3 part version from 1843 in Millennial Harp: designed for meetings on the second coming of Christ ... By Joshua Vaughan Himes, pt. 2, p. 21. Tune is the middle line.

There were many more printings in the 19th cent. The tune is pretty consistent until it becomes a chorus to other hymns. There are many verses that I will post next. I'm not familiar with the folk recordings, but I think the tune is pretty close.


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Subject: Lyrics Add: There are Angels Hovering Round (1843)
From: Burke
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 08:00 PM

THERE ARE ANGELS HOVERING ROUND

There are angels hovering round,
There are angels hovering round,
There are angels, angels hovering round.

To carry tidings home, etc.
To the New Jerusalem: etc.
Poor sinners are coming home, etc.
And Jesus bids them come; etc.
Let him that heareth come, etc.
Let him that thirsteth come. etc.

We are on our journey home, etc.
Where Christ our Lord has gone; etc.
We will meet around his throne, etc.
When he makes his people one, etc.
We shall reign forevermore etc.
In the New Jerusalem. etc.

There are Angels Hovering Round
from
Millennial harp : designed for meetings on the second coming of Christ. Boston : [s.n.], 1843.


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Subject: Lyrics Add: There are Angels Hovering Round
From: Burke
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 08:05 PM

There are Angels Hovering Round
from
The American vocalist: a selection of tunes, anthems, sentences and hymns, old and new : designed for the church, the vestry or the parlor ..

1 There are angels hovering round,
There are angels hovering round,
There are angels, angels hovering round.

2 To carry the tidings home.
3 To the New Jerusalem.
4 Poor sinners are coming home.
5 And Jesus bids them come.
6 There's glory all around.

Here are two more:
The Song evangel. Edward Payson Hammond - 1873, p.36
6 Repent, on Him believe.
7 And His rich grace receive


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